|Birth: ||Dec. 22, 1922|
|Death: ||Jan. 5, 1995|
Lake of the Woods County
Born in Nebraska to Melvin and Mable McLaughlin Stitt. She marries Arthur William Anderson. They have 4 children together. Betty Anderson dies in 1995 at age 72.
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Betty Alice Anderson, 72
Funeral services were held Monday morning, January 9, at First Lutheran Church for Betty Anderson who died at LakeWood Health Center early Thursday morning, January 5, two weeks following her 72nd birthday. She had become ill at her home the previous evening and had been in the hospital just a few hours.
Carrying the casket were Ron Omerza, Tom Eaton, Don Powell, Dale Fieldseth, Randy Baron, John Dodds, Earl Anderson, Les Nelson and Roger Hagstrom. Burial will be in the Veteran's Park of Elm Park Cemetery in the spring.
One of seven daughters of Melvin and Mabel Stitt, Betty Alice was born at Pawnee City, Nebraska on December 22, 1922, and grew up in that area. Aftr graduating from high school in nearby Burchard, Nebraska in 1939, Betty worked in Pawnee as a telephone operator until 1945 when she came to Baudette where one of her sisters, Eva (Mrs. Bix) Caron had preceded her. She joined Eva in the office of Northern Farmers Co-op where she worked as a bookkeeper-secretary until her marriage to Arthur W. Anderson at Baudette on August 24, 1947.
Following their marriage, Betty and Art went to Bemidji to live while he attended college there. After his graduation in 1951, they spent two years in Liberty, Nebraska, before coming back to Minnesota to live at Gonvik for three years. It was in 1956 that the Andersons returned to Baudette which remained their home. Here Betty worked as a salesclerk at Arnold's and later when it became Powell's Department Store. She had retired in 1985.
Betty also found time to be an active member of First Lutheran Church and its ALCW as well as of the Eastern Star and American Legion Auxiliary.
Betty and Art had also done a considerable amount of traveling including long motor trips out east in the fall to visit their daughter as well as back home to Nebraska.
Surviving in addition to husband Art are their daughter, Sharon (Mrs. Derry) Roopenian of Bar Harbor, Maine, three sons: Douglas and Belinda of Coon Rapids, Bruce and Brenda and Brian and Cindy of Baudette; and nine grandchildren: Erica and Michael Roopenian, and Will, Lindsay, Corrine, Kristen, Chelsea, Kali and Katie Anderson.
Five of her sisters also survive. They are Aladine Goff of Baudette, Eva Caron and Nadine Stitt of Pawnee City, Maxine (Mrs. Don) Bever of Tucson, Arizona, and Joanne (Mrs. Art) Collison of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The sisters had long made a practice of having a reunion here over Memorial weekend each year.
The seventh sister, Jane Thibealt, died in 1981, and Betty was also preceded in death by two brothers, George Stitt in 1980 and Jack Stitt in 1964, and her parents.
All of the immediate family were here for the funeral and also two of the sisters, Maxine and Joanne and Art Collison.
Helgeson Funeral Chapel of Baudette was in charge of arrangements.
(Obit in the Baudette Region, Jan. 11, 1995)
Melvin S. Stitt (1881 - 1966)
Mabel E. McLaughlin Stitt (1888 - 1970)
Arthur William Anderson (1925 - 2009)*
Eva Florence Stitt Caron (1911 - 1995)*
Nadine Eleanor Stitt (1913 - 1995)*
Aladine Stitt Goff (1916 - 1995)*
George Edwin Stitt (1918 - 1980)*
Myron M. Stitt (1920 - 1964)*
Betty Alice Stitt Anderson (1922 - 1995)
Maxine Stitt Bever (1925 - 2010)*
Joanne Stitt Collison (1928 - 2012)*
Cora Jane Stitt Thibeault (1931 - 1981)*
Elm Park Cemetery
Lake of the Woods County
Plot: R 16, NE 5
Created by: Kathy Ripke
Record added: Sep 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76745168